What are Consent Orders?
When two people separate, they will often want to formalise an agreement they’ve reached as to the division of their financial assets, or the care arrangements for their children.
A Consent Order is made when two parties submit their proposed agreement to the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the agreement is sealed by the Court and made into a legally binding document known as ‘Consent Orders’.
The agreement reached, once made into a court order, has the same legal effect as if the judge had made the Orders after a contested hearing. However, you don’t have to go through the expense and stress associated with going through an entire court process. In fact, you don’t even need to go to Court at all.
Consent Orders are an effective and ideal method by which to finalise your financial ties to your ex-partner and allow you to move forward independently and with certainty.